How’s it going today? So I started watching The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmit on Netflix, (usually while I’m scarfing down dinner), and I’m loving it. It’s charming, silly, and hilarious, with jokes and gags crammed into every scene. I had a meh day and Kimmy Schmidt was a great pick-me-up. Let me know in the comments if you’ve seen it!
Anyway, makeup and beer are also good pick me ups to meh days, and I have both for you today in our EOTD/BOTD. I’m sharing another look I tried with the “More Human Than Human” Collection from Aromaleigh. This one is a fairly subtle work appropriate look. Because that’s where I live.
I also have Belfort, a Belgian Style Strong Ale that Mr. Danger got for me, from Rogness Brewing Company. (I’ve really been on a Belgian role lately.)
So check out EOTD/BOTD!
Enjoy your makeup and beer responsibly.
For my EOTD, I used Blush Response, a muted, sparkly mauve on my lid over Glitter Primer. I used a bit of Buck from the Naked palette in my crease, and Pleasure Model over Urban Decay’s Primer Potion as my brow color.
A little bit of eyeliner and mascara, and I was ready for work!
BOTD: Rogness Brewing Company’s Belfort Belgian Style Strong Ale.
So I had never heard of Rogness Brewing Company before Mr. Danger brought home this beer, shouting, “CAN YOU TRY THIS FOR YOUR BLOG?!” (He was really excited, which makes me really wonder where he got this beer from…)
Apparently they are located outside of Austin, TX and have been open since 2012. They have a really well designed and informative website, so it was easy to learn more about Rogness. Belfort is actually part of their very limited edition, “Reserve” line. Which might explain Mr. Danger’s joy and excitement.
Rogness says: This is the first offering in our new “Rogness Reserve” line of beers. These are small one-off batches that will be bottled and kegged in limited quantities and will never be the same. Belfort is a Belgian-style Strong Ale with a beautiful crimson hue from caramel malts and hints of plum, grape and banana from the yeast. Grab a bottle or glass right now and a bottle for later. This beer will age well and develop subtle flavor complexities over time. Ideally served at 50-55°F.
Rebs Says: For a smaller, newish brewery, I am extremely impressed. This is delicious. It pours a bit darker than I would have expected, but it really reminds me of Gulden Draak, (a compliment as I think it’s one of the best Belgian Triples). This smells malty, and you can definitely pick up in the caramel malts on first sip, followed by a fruity plum and figs aftertaste.
The reason I’m so taken with this beer is it’s perfect balance. All of the flavors are working together to create something that tastes smooth, malty, and fruity-with none of those flavors overtaking one another. This is a really well crafted offering, and very drinkable. I had to make sure I slowed down to savor it, and also because it’s 8.2% ABV.
Rogness already did the food pairing work for me, and they suggest enjoying this beer with “roasted meats or fish and stinky cheese.” So have at it, friends.
Rebs’ Rating: 4.5/5
Questions of the Day:
-Have you tried anything from the More Human Than Human Collection?
-Have you ever tried a Belgian Style Strong Ale?
-Where do you think Mr. Danger got this beer from? (I’m starting to worry he belongs to some secret Craft Beer Fight Club.)
-Have you seen Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt yet?!